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a good idea

Postby blacksheep-runner » Thu Mar 28, 8:53 2013

Hello ladies,

There is a huge petition that I really want enacted by congress going around..teach consent to youth in public schools. I think this will better our society a lot. You should consider throwing it on here and getting your members to jump on. Signup takes 2 seconds!!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petiti ... s/40hYbWMj
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Re: a good idea

Postby monk » Thu Mar 28, 21:48 2013

I moved this here because if I can summon the energy to make The White House address the issue of building a Death Star I guess making them address consent isn't too much to ask.

If you have the time, sign it.
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Re: a good idea

Postby blacksheep-runner » Wed Apr 24, 10:39 2013

The petition I had first started here had failed to obtain enough votes, a new one has taken off to a good start but needs more support.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petiti ... n/kVhNfHQ1

This petition would benefit the lives of many in generations to come. We have a rampant rape problem in the United States that effects all age categories. The above petition is requesting the Obama Administration to provide grants for schools willing to introduce curriculum or host events that teach about sexual assault, consent, and resources for survivors in the classroom. This benefits both the survivors of sexual assault (15% of rape victims are under 12, and they need to know how to get help), but also try and reduce the number of sexual assaults (23.6 million rape victims in the United States).

The recent Steubenville rape case highlighted the cultural misunderstandings about sexual assault, and showed how deeply this is an issue. If we can educate more people about sexual assault, we can try shaping changing the cultural attitudes on this problem.
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Re: a good idea

Postby blacksheep-runner » Thu Apr 25, 5:44 2013

the 17.7 female rape survivors are:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.


Please consider reaching out spacefem, it needs a lot of support.
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Re: a good idea

Postby Sonic# » Thu Apr 25, 6:14 2013

I'm sure people will sign the petition if they view it as worth their time and attention. Double-posting to advertise doesn't make me more likely to.
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Re: a good idea

Postby Hannah30 » Thu Apr 25, 21:33 2013

I would sign!
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Re: a good idea

Postby blacksheep-runner » Fri Apr 26, 22:43 2013

Thank you Hannah it needs all the support it can get right now.
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